Chapelle st Theodoric-Chateauneuf du Pape-Les Sablons 2016
Chateauneuf du Pape
A joint venture between the Grangeon family of Domaine de Cristia and their USA importer Peter Weygandt. 2 plots each of 1.7 hectares adjoining Chateau Rayas, planted with 100% old vine low-yielding Grenache and then employed full bunch fermentation in old cement tanks followed by a long elevage in large, old barrels. The wines are with fabulous density and length on the palate but with lightness and elegance in a Burgundian style - truly extraordinary and unusual!